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A Collaborative Study

Central America
A Collaborative Study
The project is a collaborative study involving three PIs (Principal Investigators): Tobias Fischer (University of New Mexico), Jim Walker (Northern Illinois University) and David Hilton (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California). Fischer is a volcanologist specializing in volcanic gas chemistry. His role is to characterize the constituents of the volcanic output and derive fluxes of individual chemical species (nitrogen, sulfur, etc) along the length of the subduction zone. Walker is a petrologist with wide experience of working in central America. He will focus on the chemistry of the lavas: in particular, characterizing their fluid contents thereby providing complementary information to that gained from the volcanic gases. Hilton is a geochemist with expertise in isotopic studies. Working on both volcanic gases and lavas, he will provide information on the sources of the volatiles (subducted slab sediment, underlying mantle or arc-crust). Together, the scientific team (and their students) will built a detailed picture of the volatile systematics — sources and sinks — of this fascinating subduction zone.



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